We currently seek suitable candidates for the following positions:
1. Senior MEAL Officer to be based in Port Vila and 1 Disaster Ready Education Officer to be
based in Luganville
Save the Children is committed to keeping children safe from abuse and harm. Candidates
applying for these posts will be subjected to the Child Safeguarding recruitment procedures and
Role Purpose - Senior MEAL Officer
The Senior MEAL Officer is responsible for coordinating all monitoring, evaluation, accountability,
and learning (MEAL) activities within SCA’s Vanuatu country program. Working closely with the
Director of Programme Development and Quality (PDQ), program teams, and partner staff, the
Senior MEAL Officer develops high quality monitoring systems and tools which enable reporting
on indicators set out in project proposals, and provides ongoing oversight to program teams
to ensure accuracy and timeliness of project monitoring data. The Senior MEAL Officer also
coordinates reporting to internal and external stakeholders, facilitates high quality quantitative
and qualitative data collection to inform program design and evaluation, ensures accountability
systems are in place, and assesses staff MEAL capacity needs and provides ongoing mentorship
in MEAL to program staff.
Selection Criteria
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in supporting monitoring and evaluation activities for donorfunded initiatives in at least one of Save the Children Vanuatu’s sectors (health and nutrition,
child protection, education, disaster risk reduction, emergency response)

Demonstrated experience developing and managing different project cycle M&E processes
(MEAL plans, logical frameworks, indicator performance tracking tables, reporting, etc.)
Demonstrate experience in applying quantitative and qualitative data collection
methodologies for program design and evaluation activities
Ability to translate MEAL concepts into practical methods and tools for program teams
Proven ability to train and coach staff
Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyse and interpret program data for
decision making
Experience of, and commitment to, working through systems of community participation
and accountability
A high level of oral and written English, including the ability to write clear and high quality
project reports
Excellent command of MS Office, especially Excel
Initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision; ability to work both as part of a team
and independently
Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good
understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure
this continues to underpin our support
Knowledge of KOBO survey tool
Experience of working on consortium projects, including experience of capacity building
for partner staff
Experience in both development and humanitarian sectors
Experience including children’s voices in monitoring and evaluation activities
Tertiary qualification in social science or related field, or extensive related experience

Role Purpose - Disaster Ready Education Officer
The Disaster Ready Education Officer will contribute towards the successful implementation
of the DFAT-funded ‘Disaster READY’ Project in Save the Children’s Field Office in Luganville,
Santo, focusing on supporting provincial education authorities and their partners in their efforts
at national and subnational levels to reduce educational discontinuity as a result of disasters,
damage to educational facilities and equipment, and subsequent child protection concerns.
This role is very ‘hands on’ and requires the incumbent to be able to work well with a range of
stakeholders, from those in senior government to members of remote communities.
Selection Criteria
Prior experience working with the MOET, NDMO and other key stakeholders in Vanuatu
Understanding of child development needs of different age groups, and practical experience
in working with children and youth.
Previous proven experience in Education and child participatory community development
programs in Vanuatu.
Excellent facilitation skills
Experience in building capacity of stakeholders and staff with diverse background and
Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
A high level of written and spoken English and Bislama
Capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and
sometimes insecure working circumstances
Commitment to the aims and principles of SC – in particular, a good understanding of the
SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Ability to plan and organise self and others to ensure the timely completion of tasks while
working to deadlines
Willing and able to travel to and work in remote communities
Experience working with an Education Cluster
Familiarity with EiE and DRR programming
Qualification in a relevant discipline (Education, Development Studies, and Social Sciences)
or equivalent demonstrated experience. Diploma in Education/DRR an advantage
For a copy of the Position Description or for more information about these roles, contact us at
Save the Children on 22794.
How to apply
Applications should demonstrate ability in relation to the skills and experience required for the
positions, with reference to how experience applies to the major duties and responsibilities of
the roles. Application should include a CV and contact details for 2 referees and to be forwarded
to this address before cob on 19 October 2018.
Save the Children
Attention: Human Resources Manager
PO Box 283
Port Vila
Or email your applications to:
Only shortlisted applicants will be conducted.


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